Classical guitarist

Lora Kurusa's guitar portfolio

Welcome to Lora Kurusa's classical guitar portfolio. Combining an unmatched passion for music with her natural talent, Lora is pursuing her dream of being a classical performer. Here you can follow her educational development and find examples of Lora's musical work.

Get to know Lora Kurusa

Ever since a young age, Lora has found great joy and satisfaction by being involved in the creative music process, and is dedicated to pursuing it as a career.

Lora Kurusa is originated from Budapest, Hungary. When she was 11 years old, her family moved to Adelaide Australia, which is when she commenced her classical guitar studies (in February 2015), with Erika Tüske. Later on, she has improved her knowledge with András Tüske, and in 2017, Lora has placed bronze in the 14 years and under category in the Adelaide Eisteddfod Classical Guitar Competition.

In 2018, while studying under András Tüske, she received a scholarship to study classical guitar at the Elder Conservatorium’s Open Music Academy with Dr. Oliver Fartach Naini as well. Lora was an active member of the South Australian Youth Guitar Ensemble back in Adelaide. She has completed her grade 2, 5, 7 and 8 AMEB exam (Australian Music Examination Aboard) with A and A+ results in only four years.

In early 2019, Lora's family moved to New Zealand. They lived in Auckland for half a year and in that time Lora has polished her technique with Cherly Grice as well as being an active member of the Auckland Classical Guitar Society. After half a year of living in Auckland, her family settled down in Wellington, NZ, where she studies under Dr Jane Curry from New Zealand School of Music and Owen Moriarty.

In the 2019 WEGC (Wellington East Girls' College) Prize Giving, Lora won the Top Scholar Award in Music and the following year in 2020, she has gained the Most Accomplished Instrumentalist award and the Most Accomplished String Player award. During her time at WEGC, Lora has also won the Most Promising Instrumentalist, Service to Music Award, and the award for Significant Contribution as an Accompanists.

One of the biggest achievement Lora has accomplished, was in 2020, when she won the Binary New Zealand Classical Guitar Competition in the Youth Division and won a Rod Capper concert guitar.

Lora got into New Zealand School of Music a year early (after year 12), therefore, she's an active member of the Classical Guitar Ensemble at Victoria University as well as the Wellington Classical Guitar Society. She has had master classes with Andrew Blanch, Ken Murray, Martha Masters, Beijing Duo, Csáki András and Roth Ede. Lora has also played at functions such as; Relay for life in 2020 and 2021; and at the Hungary Embassy hosting ambassadors from all over the world to remember and celebrate the Hungarian Revolution.